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Achille Frédéric DIEGENANT

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Achille Frédéric DIEGENANT, Belgian Senator. Golden Medal of Youth and Sports, France, 1978; Officer in Leopold Order, Belgium, 1985; Civic Medal first class, Belgium, 1986; Golden Medal of Merit, Austria, 1989.

Background

DIEGENANT, Achille Frédéric was born on September 28, 1936 in Oostende, Belgium. Parents: Achilles Diegenant and Mathildis Diegenant (née Benin).

Education

Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven (Catholic University of Louvain), licence in physical education (sports), diploma for teaching higher secondary school, aggregated in physiotherapy, 1953-1958. Spoken languages: Dutch, French, English, German.

Career

Mayor, Itterbeek, 1971-1976. Member of Chamber of Representatives, 1971-1987. Town councellor, Dilbeek, since 1977.

Senator, since 1987; lecturer, Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven (Catholic University of Louvain), since 1974.

Religion

Catholic.

Membership

Clubs: Royal Belgian Catholic Cultural, Gymnastic and Sporty Federation (pres).

Connections

Spouse Martha Schets, 1962. Children: Annemieke, Koen, Lieve, Marjan, Carla.